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By Cherelle Mukoko on 26th January 2024

The countryside of Northumberland is home to magnificent family estates that offer the opportunity for a memorable stay.

The United Kingdom is renowned for its historic estates and the county of Northumberland boasts some truly glorious properties. With sweeping countryside views and a spectacular coastline, it is a magical part of northern England. Here, families can experience luxury – and invest in – history, architectural splendour and natural beauty.

Matfen Hall

Tucked away in the heart of Northumberland, Matfen Hall is a sprawling estate with more than 300 acres of rich, green parkland. The estate is home to a grand manor house, spa, golf course and a variety of other amenities that make it the perfect destination for a family vacation or an event, such as a wedding. The manor house has 65 bedrooms, including spacious family suites. There are six dining rooms on the estate, serving up a variety of cuisines. In addition to the spa and golf course, there are plenty of other activities for families to enjoy at Matfen Hall, such as the Go Ape adventure park, hiking, cycling and fishing.

Matfen Estates also has a portfolio of residential properties that are let on assured shorthold tenancy agreements for a minimum fixed term of 12 months. These properties range from one-bedroom bungalows to eight- bedroom farmhouses. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious family vacation, a more permanent home or a smart property investment, Matfen Estates has something to offer.

Walwick Hall

Walwick Hall is another stunning estate in Northumberland. This smaller property, close to the charming town of Hexham, is perfect for families who want a more intimate experience. Walwick Hall has just 10 bedrooms, all of which are decorated in a traditional Georgian style. The estate has a spa, kitchen garden, restaurant, bar and croquet lawn. The drawing room is particularly special, offering an elegant space for that very English of traditions – the afternoon tea.

As well as providing a British family holiday experience that is as personal as it is luxurious, Walwick Hall offers corporate clients an ideal venue for meetings, professional networking, team events and conferences. Private dining for business and leisure guests is available in The Sunroom.

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